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Mayor Evans Takes On Mr. Tayoun

Scott Evans for Mayor

“Public Service, Public Safety, Integrity and Trust”



May 8, 2008                                          Contact: Mayor Scott Evans

For Immediate Release                           609 287-3901



Mayor’s Opponents are Afraid


Atlantic City Mayor Scott Evans today released the following statement about allegations made against him by David Tayoun:


“David Tayoun desperately wants someone to listen, but he’s got nothing to say. I’ve said repeatedly that conversations I had with Mr. Tayoun about possible employment at City Hall and conversations about his political support occurred separately. There was never any offer of employment in return for support. Ever. Ever.


“Mr. Tayoun can keep trying to fool people into thinking otherwise. But all he’s accomplishing is keeping the story in the press by continuing to make unsubstantiated claims about conversations that were never linked. The press needs to ask better questions. Reporters need to do more than take the bait – like a hungry fish – that Mr. Tayoun dangles in front of them day after day after day.


“The lure of a potentially explosive political story just before an election must be strong. But the judgment of reporters must be stronger.


“The ongoing attempts to attack my character and tarnish my reputation are happening because my opponents know I will win this race. There is a concerted effort among my opponents to defeat me because I represent change – and they don’t want change.


“My opponents and their political pawns are scared. They are scared because I’m clean – I haven’t broken a federal law like Mr. Langford. I don’t owe taxpayers almost $1 million like Mr. Langford. I’m not an angry, name-calling, disgruntled worker like Mr. Cappella. I haven’t taken information from personnel and medical files of city employees like Mr. Cappella.


“These aren’t the people who should be in public office. Atlantic City deserves much better than to have City Hall controlled by the people who are spreading unsubstantiated rumors about me. Atlantic City deserves much better than to leave City Hall in control of people who are so willing to attack the character of their opponents.”


About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


4 thoughts on “Mayor Evans Takes On Mr. Tayoun

  1. Atlantic City deserves to have someone not indebted to Callaway. Someone who has the good of the people in mind, not the good of the Callaway friends and family. And that is NOT you, Scottie…

    Posted by dave202 | May 9, 2008, 1:57 pm
  2. Mayor Evans makes one point clear. Don’t attack my character. I agree with him. Yet this is politics and character is at risk. Yet it never helps your cause to attack the other person. Focus on what the city and it’s citizens need. Don’t go into defense mode because someone attacked you.

    Posted by Vince | May 10, 2008, 8:56 am
  3. dave202 if you had a brain in your head Mayor Evans is no ones puppet. Yes he has given people who support the city jobs be they Callaways or dave202. When you play is stright your not afraid of the anyone.

    Posted by keylargododge | May 10, 2008, 9:13 pm
  4. If he had any brains in HIS head, and an ounce of integrity in his bones, he would have never hired anyone connected with the Callaways. Especially family members who have no qualifications for the jobs they hold. That alone is proof he is still beholden to a criminal behind bars. And if you dont see that, you are deluding yourself.

    Posted by dave202 | May 12, 2008, 12:51 am

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